Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: May 10, 2016
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm
Meeting Location: Administration Building Board Room

Any person present who wishes to address the board or raise any question about public school district matters or governing policies may do so under public participation. No discussion of personnel or individual students is permitted at this time. A limit of three minutes is placed on each speaker. Persons who want more time may make arrangements to be placed on a future agenda. The public is also reminded that they may provide input on all motions being considered by the board at this meeting.

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PROVIDING THE RECORDING DOES NOT DISRUPT THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF THIS MEETING.

1. Call to order 6:00 pm
    Pledge to the Flag
    Welcome

2. Individuals, delegations, correspondence

  1. Public Comment - BSEDA Invitation
  2. Student Recognition - Mrs. Bender's Class; Tristan Oliszczak, Eagle Scout Project
  3. Correspondence
  4. PTA Report
3. District reports
  1. Facilities Report
  2. Technology Report
  3. Curriculum/GT Report
  4. Elementary Principal's Report
  5. Middle School Principal's Report
  6. Superintendent's Report
4. Trustee reports
  1. Negotiations Update
  2. SD #2 High School Trustee Update
  3. MTSBA Training Opportunities
5. Items for Action
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve Minutes of April 12th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2016
  2. Election of Trustees by Acclimation

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***

  3. Election of Officers
  4. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
  5. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
  6. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
  7. Consent Agenda Part II
    1. Hire Substitutes
    2. Hire Classified Staff
    3. Hire Certified Staff
    4. Hire Activities Director
  8. Approve Middle School Student Handbook
  9. Approve 7th Grade Football
  10. Policy 3141 and Policy 3141P - Discretionary Nonresident Student Attendance - Final Reading
  11. Policy 8220 Meal Charges - Revision
  12. Approve Out of District Students
  13. Offer Contracts to Para-Professionals for 2016-17
  14. Create Drama Club Account
6. Adjourn

NEXT REGULAR MEETING IS JUNE 14th, 2016 AT 6:00 PM

Superintendent's Agenda Report

3. Items for Action

  1. Consent Agenda Part 1
    1. Approve Minutes of April 12th Meeting
    2. Approve Bills and Wages for April 2016
      Items 1 and 2 can be approved with one motion and vote; these are items that reflect
      last month's business and should be approved by the current trustees. Any trustee can
      pull an item from the consent agenda at any meeting if they want to discuss that item
      further. I recommend that we approve the consent agenda.

  2. Election of Trustees by Acclimation
    Don Reed, Michelle Gomez and Tim Sather have been elected by acclimation to three year
    terms

    REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD ***Oath of Office for New Trustees***
    Don, Michelle and Tim will take the oath of office administered by Laurie Noonkester.

  3. Election of Officers
    The Board will need to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair.

  4. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester be appointed as the Clerk of the Board.

  5. Appointment of Authorized Representatives
    I recommend that Laurie Noonkester and I be designated to serve as the District's
    Authorized Representatives at the Board's discretion.

  6. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian
    I recommend that Lisa Mosher be appointed as the District's Activities Fund Custodian.

  7. Consent Agenda Part II
    Items 1-4 can be approved with one motion and vote; these are items that reflect new
    business and should be approved by the new configuration of trustees. Any trustee can
    pull an item from the consent agenda at any meeting if they want to discuss that item
    further. I recommend that we approve the consent agenda.
    1. Hire Substitutes
      I recommend that we approve the attached list of substitute employees.
    2. Hire Classified Staff
      Recommend that Kim Holquin be offered a custodial contract.
    3. Hire Certified Staff
      I recommend that the Board offer contracts for the 2016-17 school year at the
      appropriate step and lane per the negotiated agreement to the following candidates:
      Ariel Grosfield, Taylor Hert, Nicole Kucera, David Swecker, and Aubrie Visser. All
      contracts are dependent on obtaining the proper teaching certification and background
      checks.
    4. Hire Activities Director
      I recommend that Jesse Swanke be hired as the Activities Director for the 2016-17
      school year.

  8. Approve Middle School Student Handbook
    Mr. Klasna and Mr. Kinsey will present next year's Middle School Handbook for approval.

  9. Approve 7th Grade Football
    I recommend that the Board approve Lockwood to field a 7th Grade football team next
    fall.

  10. Policy 3141 and Policy 3141P - Discretionary Nonresident Student Attendance
    I recommend that the Board approve the final reading of these two policies.

  11. Policy 8220 Meal Charges - Revision
    I ask that the Board approve the modified language so that policy will match practice in
    giving administration leeway to work with families for the benefit of students.

  12. Approve Out of District Students
    I have attached a list of students that the Principals have recommended for acceptance
    as out of district students for next school year.

  13. Offer Contracts to Para-Professionals for 2016-17
    I recommend that the Board offer contracts to the following Para-Professionals: Jodi
    Allen, Barbra Clayton, Rosemary Erdman, Melinda Hartmann, Krystle Iverson, Jeanette
    Kimmel, Moriah Krafft, Sharmi Lagge, Burlene Metz, Kerry Pantoja, Angela Pederson,
    Kay Reynolds, Susan Senger, Colleen Simpson, Jessica Tatarka and Crystal West.
    Contracted hours will be based on the employees' current schedules. Salaries and
    benefits are still based on the 2014-15 matrix due to status quo being in effect while we
    finish negotiations.

  14. Create Drama Club Account
    I recommend that the Board authorize the creation of a Drama Club Account.
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Meeting Minutes

CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 pm

Chair Susanne Vinton called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees to order at 6:00 p.m.
by leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. The following trustees and officers were
present: Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Don Reed, Joe Borgstrom, Kat Luhman (via
Facetime,) Susanne Vinton, Vicki Krause, Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk
Laurie Noonkester.

All guests are asked to sign in upon arrival.

Mrs. Vinton welcomed visitors and advised the following:

Any person present who wishes to address the board or raise any question about public school
district matters or governing policies may do so under public participation. No discussion of
personnel or individual students is permitted at this time. A limit of three minutes is placed on
each speaker. Persons who want more time may make arrangements to be placed on a future
agenda. Visitors wishing to record this meeting electronically may do so providing the recording
does not disrupt the orderly conduct of the meeting. As a courtesy, all cell phones should be
turned off. The public is also reminded that they may provide input on all motions being
considered by the board at this meeting.

INDIVIDUALS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Public Comment:

Diane Lehm with the Big Sky Economic Development Council invited the public to a community
meeting on May 12, 2016 where representatives from differing state and local departments will
be on hand to field questions regarding the TEDD.

Paraprofessional Elizabeth Johnson read from a prepared statement noting her contributions to
the district and students. Mrs. Johnson disputed the districts intent to non renew contract to some
of the Paraprofessional staff.

Paraprofessional Charity Boller read from a prepared statement questioning if the weekly
administration meetings and the recent property purchase was "good for children."

LPA President Angela Pederson read from a prepared statement stating she highly suspects the
district's stance that the non renewal of some of the paraprofessional staff is due to budgetary
reasons.

Student Recognition: Mrs. Bender's Class, Afterschool Activities Club: Conducted a survey
amongst fellow students to determine the need and type of afterschool activities they would be
interested in. The students reviewed the extensive data collected which clearly demonstrated the
need and interest in afterschool activities. At the conclusion of the student presentation, Dan Carter with ExxonMobil donated $1,000.00 towards the inception of the program. Mr. Carter
noted how impressed he is with the student's foresight and research.

Eagle Scout Project: Scout Tristan Oliszczak presented a slideshow documenting his crosswalk
guard shelter rebuild. Tristan noted the vendors and other volunteers who donated material and
assisted him during his project. Tristan further reported he has solicited a security camera and
recording equipment from Kenco Security which will be installed to increase safety for the
students and crosswalk guard.

Correspondence: A number of thank you notes from staff were passed for review. Mrs. Margaret
Kenaston submitted a letter of resignation.

PTA: Community Relations Chair Loree Baasch provided an update on the current state of
fundraising efforts for Lion's Lair 2.0 and noted upcoming events to be held in support of the
project.

DISTRICT REPORTS
  1. Facilities- Director Rob Guzman had nothing further to add to his written report.

  2. Technology - Coordinator Darlene Hess had nothing further to add to her written
    report.

  3. Curriculum/GT Report- Coordinator Cindy Gopp had nothing further to add to her
    written report.

  4. Elementary Principal Report- K-5 Principal Mike Bowman was absent with
    Assistant Principal Jenny Fox available to answer questions regarding the written
    report.

  5. Middle School Principal Report – Middle School Principal Gordon Klasna
    provided a written report highlighting the success of the Native American
    festivities recently held.

  6. Superintendent - Superintendent Tobin Novasio reviewed points of his written
    report.

TRUSTEE REPORTS

Negotiations: Trustee Tim Sather reported the district conducted mediation proceedings with the
LPA on April 25 & 26th with some progress. The next meeting is scheduled for May 30th, 2016.

SD #2 High School Trustee Update: Mr. Gordon Klasna reported.

MTSBA Training Opportunities: The upcoming May 19th MTSBA training, June 10th Delegate
Assembly and June 11th New & Veteran Trustee Workshops were noted.

ITEMS FOR ACTION

A. Consent Agenda Items

  1. Approval of April, 2016 Meeting Minutes
    2. April 2016 Bills and Wages

Chair Susanne Vinton asked if there were any objections to the consent agenda items as
presented. Hearing none, the above agenda items were approved as presented.

B. Election of Trustees by Acclimation

(Three-3 Year Term Trustee Election was cancelled and candidates elected by acclamation
pursuant to MCA 20-3-13)

Trustees Seated by Election Acclamation for 3 Year Terms
Tim Sather, Don Reed and Michelle Gomez

Trustee Don Reed moved to accept the Election by Acclamation results as presented. Kat
Luhman seconded the motion.

Trustees Tim Sather, Scott Kiekover, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Vicki Krause, Joe Borgstrom and
Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD

Notary Public for the State of Montana and District Clerk, Laurie Noonkester, administered the
Oath of Office to Trustees Tim Sather, Don Reed and Michelle Gomez. Certificate of Election of
Trustee documents will be presented for signatures at the conclusion of the meeting.

Newly elected and duly sworn in, Michelle Gomez was installed as the newest member of the
Lockwood School District 26 Board of Trustees. Outgoing Trustee Vicki Krause vacated her seat
and was given a resounding thank you for her service as Lockwood School District Trustee.

C. Election of Officers

Election of Officers began with Trustee Kat Luhman nominating Tim Sather as Board Chair.
Trustee Don Reed nominated Kat Luhman as Board Chair. Kat Luhman respectfully declined the
nomination. Chair Vinton called for additional nominations three times. Hearing no other
nominations Trustee Tim Sather was appointed Board Chairman by acclimation.

Trustee Don Reed nominated Kat Luhman as Board Vice-Chair.

Tim Sather called for additional nominations three times. Hearing no other nominations Trustee
Kat Luhman was appointed as Vice-Chair by acclimation.

D. Appointment of the Clerk to the Board

Superintendent Tobin Novasio recommended that Laurie Noonkester be re-appointed as Board
Clerk.

Trustee Don Reed made the motion to appoint Laurie Noonkester as Clerk of the Board. Joe
Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

E. Appointment of Authorized Representatives

Trustee Susanne Vinton moved to re-appoint Superintendent Tobin Novasio and District Clerk
Laurie Noonkester as authorized representatives for the district. Don Reed seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

F. Appointment of Activities Fund Custodian

Trustee Susanne Vinton made the motion to appoint Lisa Mosher as Activities Fund Custodian.
Don Reed seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

G. Consent Agenda Part II

1. Hire Substitutes
2. Hire Classified Staff
3. Hire Certified Staff
4. Hire Activities Director

Chair Tim Sather asked if there were any objections to the consent agenda items as presented.
Hearing none, the above agenda items were approved as presented.

H. Approve Middle School Student Handbook.

Middle School Principals Gordon Klasna presented the 2016-17 Student Handbook for approval.
Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve the Middle School Student Handbook as presented.

Scott Kiekover seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

I. Approve 7th Grade Football

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees approve the 7th grade football program. He
explained the funding is being raised by parents and pointed out the many positive results related
to implementing the 8th grade program last year as well as the outstanding community wide
support the program garnered.

Trustee Don Reed moved to approve the 7th grade football program as recommended. Joe
Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Discussion was held.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

J. Policy 3141/Policy 3141P – Discretionary Nonresident Student Attendance – 3rd
and FinalReading

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees approve the 3rd and final reading of these
policies.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Don Reed moved to accept Policy 3141 and 3141P as the 3rd and final reading. Susanne
Vinton seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

K. Policy 8220 Meal Charges- Revision

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees approve the language modification to match
the current practice and would grant the administration leeway to work with families to ensure
children are eating meals at school.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Susanne Vinton moved to accept the revision to Policy 8220 as recommended. Don Reed
seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

L. Approve Out of District Students

Superintendent Novasio noted the Principals of each building have compiled a list of students
they recommend for acceptance for the 2016-17 school year.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve out of district students as listed for the 2016-17 school
year as recommended. Scott Kiekover seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

M. Offer Contracts to the Para-Professionals for 2016-17

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustees offer contracts to the following Para-
Professionals: Jodi Allen, Barbra Clayton, Rosemary Erdman, Melinda Hartmann, Krystle
Iverson, Jeanette Kimmel, Moriah Krafft, Sharmi Lagge, Burlene Metz, Kerry Pantoja, Angela
Pederson, Kay Reynolds, Susan Senger, Colleen Simpson, Jessica Tatarka and Crystal West.
Mr. Novasio noted the contracted hours will be based on the employees' current schedules with
wages and benefits will still based upon the 2014-15 matrix due to status quo being in effect due
to ongoing mediation with the LPA.

Discussion was held.

Trustee Susanne Vinton moved to approve offering contracts to those Para-professionals listed
for the 2016-17 school year as recommended. Joe Borgstrom seconded the motion.

Further Discussion was held.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

N. Create Drama Club Account

Superintendent Novasio recommended the Trustee approve the addition of a Drama Club fund to
the Student Activities Account noting the Club is fundraising and will need to track their monies
separately.

Trustee Joe Borgstrom moved to approve Drama Club Account as recommended. Michelle
Gomez seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.

ADJOURN

The next Regular Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lockwood
School District Board Room.

Trustee Don Reed moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Kat Luhman seconded the motion.

Trustees Scott Kiekover, Michelle Gomez, Kat Luhman, Don Reed, Tim Sather, Joe Borgstrom
and Susanne Vinton voted yes; the motion passed unanimously.


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Tim Sather, Chairperson                       Laurie Noonkester, District Clerk

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